Conversation quotes
Repartee is perfect when it effects its purpose with a double edge. It is the highest order of wit, as it indicates the coolest yet quickest exercise of genius, at a moment when the passions are roused.

- Colton, Charles Caleb
You guys are both saying the same thing. The only reason you're arguing is because you're using different words. Conversation in a dorm room quoted in Language in Thought and Action,

- Hayakawa, S. I.
Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him.

- Dr. Thomas Fuller
A collections of anecdotes and maxims is the greatest of treasures for the man of the world, for he knows how to intersperse conversation with the former in fit places, and to recollect the latter on proper occasions.

- Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
For my own part I think no innocent species of wit or pleasantry should be suppressed: and that a good pun may be admitted among the smaller excellencies of lively conversation.

- Boswell, James
It is hardly surprising that children should enthusiastically start their education at an early age with the Absolute Knowledge of computer science; while they are unable to read, for reading demands making judgments at every line. Conversation is almost dead, and soon so too will be those who knew how to speak.

- Debord, Guy
You can pick out actors by the glazed look that comes into their eyes when the conversation wanders away from themselves.

- Michael Wilding
Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought -- asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation.

- Collier, Jeremy
Wit in conversation is only a readiness of thought and a facility of expression, or (in midwivesí phrase) a quick conception, and an easy delivery.

- Alexander Pope
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.

- La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Conversation. What is it? A Mystery! It's the art of never seeming bored, of touching everything with interest, of pleasing with trifles, of being fascinating with nothing at all. How do we define this lively darting about with words, of hitting them back and forth, this sort of brief smile of ideas which should be conversation?

- Maupassant, Guy de
To my taste the most fruitful and most natural exercise of our minds is conversation. I find the practice of it the most delightful activity in our lives.

- Michel Eyquem deMontaigne
Conversation is three women stand on the corner talking. Gossip is when one of them leaves.

- Shriner, Herb
Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine.

- Alcott, Amos Bronson
A bore is a fellow talking who can change the subject back to his topic of conversation faster than you can change it back to yours.

- Laurence J. Peter
What a delightful thing is the conversation of specialists! One understands absolutely nothing and it's charming.

- Degas, Edgar
I like hearing myself talk. It is one of my greatest pleasures. I often have long conversations all by myself and I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a word of what I'm saying.

- Oscar Wilde
We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.

- Franklin, Benjamin
A good conversationalist is not one who remembers what was said, but says what someone wants to remember.

- Brown, John Mason
Each person's life is lived as a series of conversations.

- Deborah Tannen

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